Fun and fantasy collide as contest winners take over the Alaskan Way Viaduct

By guest blogger Hilary Bingman

More than 3,200 people came to the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition event Saturday morning, Oct. 22, to spend some quality time on the city’s historic structure. Many visitors walked onto the top deck to take photos and enjoy the scenery, while others spent their time writing farewell messages in chalk, playing Frisbee, hula hooping, and enjoying a picnic with a view. Another group of partakers, however, were able to experience travelling on the viaduct in a more unique way.

Winners of our “One Last Shot” contest got their own special section of the viaduct for 30 minutes to live out their dream proposals, derby and daredevil style. The Rat City Rollergirls skated and bouted on the top deck while the Seattle Cossacks built human pyramids and performed stunts on their vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Many thanks to our contest winners – the Cossacks’ Dave Eady and the Rollergirls’ Jenn Harowicz – for submitting their ideas.

Congratulations to the Rat City Rollergirls and Seattle Cossacks!

Everyone had such a great time at the demolition event, even Governor Gregoire joined in on the fun!